Serving as a thermal resort over 2,000 years ago for the nearby Ancient Greek city of Selinunte, today you’ll discover a slightly different city during your Sciacca holidays, instead more renowned for its attractive medieval core and superb seafood restaurants.
The city’s medieval port layout remains within the structure of the city today, and it is this area and the historic core that sits above it, that will account for much of your focus during your time in Sicily. Culture vultures and history buffs will be fascinated by the town’s vast history, spanning thousands of years and ages, much of which can still be explored today. Beyond this, you’ll obtain a vast flavour of Italy during your holidays to Sciacca, from the superb cuisine served up throughout the eateries of the town, to the typically-grand piazzas and monuments nodding to the prosperity of this corner of Europe.
Medieval Beauty and Thermal Cures
You’ll have numerous sites ready to be encountered when you set foot in the town through the old town wall gates, whether that’s the Porta San Salvatore, Porta San Calogero or the gate sitting nearby to the attractive Piazza Marconi, they all give an insight into the previous prosperity of the town. The Piazza Angelo Scandaliato is another top location to absorb the splendour of the town, while sites such as the Basilica Maria Santissima del Soccorso and the Eremo di San Calogero thoroughly deserve a place on your camera.
If you want to step even further back in time during your Sciacca holidays, delve into the ancient history of the area with a trip to Castelvetrano. In addition to being famed for its olives, the town provides entry to the immense archaeological site of Selinunte.